The unidentified aliens in the post Abducted by Aliens were the Robot from Fritz Lang’s 1927 film Metropolis and film archivist James Card visiting the Cinematheque Francaise in the 1970s.
For more about Metropolis and the dystopia it represented over the quickly approaching year 2026, you can take a look at Wikipedia’s more detailed film description.
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If you want to see one of the original film posters from Metropolis, stop in at Vienna’s exquisite library where it is displayed.
One wonders if Thierry Mugler’s 1995 robot-wear may have found some inspiration from this fascinating time period in motion picture costume design.